February 01,2017

Horizontal Integration Wins 12 Sitecore MVP Awards

Horizontal Integration (HI), a fully integrated digital agency that creates enterprise-level marketing solutions for Fortune 500 companies, announced a market-leading 12 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awards from Sitecore, the global leader in customer experience management. Ten of the awards came in Sitecore’s Technology category, with the remaining two in the Digital Strategy category.

Now in its 11th year, Sitecore’s MVP award recognizes individual technology and digital strategy Sitecore experts from around the world who participate in online and offline communities to share their Sitecore passion and expertise to offer positive customer experiences that drive business results.

“We have been and continue to be honored by Sitecore’s consistent recognition of HI as the de facto market leaders in digital strategy and implementation,” said Sabin Ephrem, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Horizontal Integration. “Our team’s passion for innovative and effective customer experience design shows every time we win MVP status. We work hard year after year to re-earn the trust and respect of our partners at Sitecore, as well as that of our clients.”

HI’s list of 12 2017 MVPs adds three to the 2016 total of nine:

Alok Kadudeshmukh: first-year Technology MVP

Dan Sinclair: first-year Technology MVP

Angela Gustafson: first-year Strategy MVP

Andy Cohen: second-year Technology MVP

Vikram Rathore: second-year Technology MVP

Brijesh Patel: third-year Technology MVP

Varun Shringarpure: third-year Technology MVP

Chris Staley: third-year Strategy MVP

Dan Schoenberg: third-year Technology MVP

Brent Svac: fourth-year Technology MVP

Sheetal Jain: fifth-year Technology MVP

Kiran Patil: fifth-year Technology MVP


Horizontal Integration sets out to build the most engaging experiences on the web for its customers by specializing in end-to end, enterprise-level Sitecore implementations via full-service digital marketing expertise in strategy, user experience design, content and technical development. The platform captures every minute interaction—and intention—that customers and prospects have with a brand, both on a website and across other digital channels. The end-to-end experience technology works behind the scenes to deliver context marketing to individual customers, so that they engage in relevant brand experiences that earn loyalty and achieve results.

As a result of this award win, Horizontal Integration will continue to participate in Sitecore’s strategic product development roadmap via early access to new releases as well as strategic feedback workshops. To learn more about this award win and Horizontal Integration’s comprehensive suite of services, visit

About Horizontal Integration
Founded in 2003, Horizontal Integration (HI) is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with two key service lines: Digital Agency and Staffing Agency. Our Digital Agency team offers unmatched depth and breadth of experience with the most complex, enterprise-level Sitecore CMS implementation and enhancement programs. Our Staffing Agency offers temporary and permanent IT and Creative talent needs, with over 500 active billing consultants. Horizontal Integration is headquartered in Saint Louis Park, MN, with additional offices in Denver, Chicago and Vadodara, India. The company is consistently recognized for being a top workplace in the Twin Cities and one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.

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